Bias starts early – most books in childcare centres have white, middle-class heroes

Only 18% of books available in four Australian childcare centres include non-white characters. Animal characters make up around half the books available, with the animals largely leading lives, and adhering to values, of middle-class Caucasians.

16 days ago

by Helen Joanne Adam, Edith Cowan University

Collaborative Australian study seeking children 2-6 for healthy habits trial

A collaborative study by researchers from the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Early Start, NSW Health and the University of Newcastle is exploring ways in which parents and carers can help children to develop healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep habits in young children.

111 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Positive mental health is a key ingredient for children’s early learning, study finds

A recent study into the factors which help children to thrive at school has found that strong and positive mental health is an asset for learning.

146 days ago

by Freya Lucas

UNE early childhood researcher creates resources to support with pain of deployment

University of New England (UNE) early childhood education researcher Dr Marg Rogers  is leading a UNE research team’s efforts to write two new programs for educators and parents, to help support young children of defence families cope with the stress of separation.

153 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Projects, programs and Reggio Emilia: What can babies teach us?

Progettazione and programmazione are terms which may be familiar to those who aspire to emulate the educational program, practice and philosophies of Reggio Emilia but for those who are unfamiliar, what do these terms mean, and what role do babies have in helping educators to explore these terms in more depth?

181 days ago

by Freya Lucas